Career Opportunities at Big Rivers

Nondiscrimination Statement

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Electrification Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI and Title VII, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's programs or activities.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization's nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Lisa Garrett, Director Human Resources. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250; or the Administrator, Rural Electrification Administration, Washington, D.C. 20250, and the Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Washington, D.C. 20250. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.


JOB #IRC6993


Law degree, membership in the Kentucky State Bar Association and license to practice law in Kentucky (license to practice law and in good standing in another state will suffice pending admission to Kentucky bar).  Must have the ability to read and understand complex legal documents.  Knowledge of basic contract, commercial, and business law principals required, with a preference for individuals with regulatory and energy knowledge and experience.  Experience with real estate and employment law a plus.  Minimum of 2 years of legal experience required.

This position will provide legal support in a wide range of areas, including administrative, business, corporate, employment, and real estate law.  Draft applications and other filings to, and attend hearings before, regulatory bodies.  Negotiate, draft, and review contracts for various departments throughout the organization.  Draft and analyze legislation.  Exceptional organizational and legal writing and research skills.  Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, meet deadlines and deliver high quality work product with minimal oversight by supervisor.  Ability to make solid business and legal judgments and apply strategic thinking.  Ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, logically and succinctly (both verbally and in writing) for a variety of audiences.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & number.  Deadline to apply is 11/19/21. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.



JOB #IRC6894


This position will undertake or direct all engineering duties involved in the completion of project engineering assignments within the Big Rivers communication systems.  These systems include microwave radio, SCADA, transmission line teleprotection, power line carrier, 2-way radio, fiber optic; radio controlled switching, and telephones.  Provide technical assistance, as required, in the operation and maintenance of the communications systems.  Know and adhere to all applicable RUS, FCC, OSHA, NESC, NEC and other industry standards for the design and operation of communication facilities.  Have a broad knowledge of precedents, principles, ad practices in the area of equipment design and operations.  Works on all tasks involved in communication engineering design and construction projects including making economic and technical evaluations to arrive at a recommended plan of action.  They will have preparation responsibility for the project estimates, acquisition of all required permits, technical calculations needed to support and take action, general technical specifications and appropriate RUS Forms to purchase equipment or systems and/or construct or install these communication facilities, technical calculations needed to support equipment or system designs, monitoring work progress in terms of budget and schedule and take action to correct deficiencies.  Coordinate and schedule construction or installation activities, perform construction or installation inspections and completion of all required documentation and closeout forms.  Be familiar with the overall power system, its component parts, and its operation.  Support the company’s efforts in compliance with all NERC planning and operational standards or measures.  Provide assistance to fellow engineers and works well with personnel in other departments in achieving project and corporate objectives.  Interfaces in a professional manner with other people (consultants, contractors, sales representatives, etc.) in the course of completing project assignments.

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred, or at a minimum, four years of experience in engineering working with communication systems.  Must be proficient in MS Office products. AutoCAD experience is desired.

Qualified candidates send resume to – include job title & job number.  Deadline to apply is 12/01/21. No third parties, no phone calls accepted.